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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Poetic Devices Questions

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Grade 9 Poetic Devices
Grade 9 Poetic Devices
Grade 9 Poetic Devices
Grade 9 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.9-10.5
Grade 9 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.9-10.1
Which line from the poem shows how long it has been since the speaker first met death?
  1. We slowly drove – He knew no haste
  2. Since then – 'tis Centuries – and yet
  3. Feels shorter than the Day
  4. I first surmised the Horses' Heads
Grade 9 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.9-10.5
How does the speaker create suspense in the poem?
  1. By personifying death
  2. By saying it happened centuries ago
  3. By drawing out the carriage ride
  4. By saying the sun set and it grew chilly
Grade 9 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4
In Stanza 5, the author uses the words "swelling of the ground." These words most likely reference...
  1. The dirt piled on top of a coffin
  2. The ground broken by an earthquake
  3. A hole in the ground
  4. A path to the afterlife
Grade 9 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.9-10.5
The house in Stanza 5 serves as a metaphor that represents...
  1. The speaker's childhood home
  2. The spiritual realm where the speaker ends up
  3. The speaker's grave
  4. The home of Death
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